STL Weekend Event Guide: Dec 19-22

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Your St. Louis weekend event guide: Thursday, December 19th through Sunday, December 22nd.

hidden valley Hidden Valley Moonlight Rides: Hidden Valley Ski Resort opened this week! Polar Plunge tube rides start December 26th, but in the meantime, head out to Hidden Valley starting this Friday for midnight rides. The slopes will be open until 3am. Follow them on Facebook for their snowboard giveaway on Sunday, December 22nd.

Date: Open Now. Moonlight Rides begin Friday, December 20th

Time: 6pm-3am

Place: Hidden Valley Ski Resort – 17409 Hidden Valley Dr, Wildwood

Elf the Musical Elf The Musical: The hilarious holiday comedy starring Will Ferrell has moved to Broadway and opens in St. Louis this week. It’s a story of an over-sized, clumsy elf who travels to New York City to “find himself.” This musical has been receiving amazing reviews. It’s one that everyone can enjoy. Tickets range from $25-$80. Check the website for performance times.

Date: December 17th-29th

Time: Mon-Sat: 8pm. Check website for additional performances

Place: The Fox – 527 N Grand

cwe CWE Sample Shop: The best sample sale has returned to the CWE. Choose from designer hats, scarves, bags, sunglasses and gloves starting as low as $5. The sample shop is open from Friday, November 15th to Monday, December 23rd everyday but Monday.

Date: Runs through December 23rd

Time: Tues-Thurs: 12-7pm, Fri: 12-9pm, Sat: 11-9pm, Sun: 11am-6pm

Place: Central West End – 387 N Euclid

garden glow Garden Glow Around The World Wine DinnerDecember’s theme: “Great Expectations:” English Holiday Fare. Travel to wine-producing regions around the world through a four course dinner hosted by a wine expert. Chefs from Catering St. Louis will create the regional menu, pairing each course with a different wine from the same region. The menu will include masterpieces such as a Potted Smoked Trout and English Cheeses with Toast hors d’oeuvres, Curried Potato-Kale Soup with Fried Oysters, Potato-Crusted Halibut, Lemon Beurre Blanc, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, and more.  Admission is $58.

Date: Friday, December 20th

Time: 6:30pm

Place: Botanical Garden

blow ho ho Third Friday Blow Ho-Ho: December’s Third Friday features Magi Hour glassblowing demos at 6pm, selfies with Santa, giveaways provided by Yelp, holiday treats by Chef Heidi, delicious drinks including the featured December drink: Poinsettia Gimlet, a holiday sweater contest which could win you a special one-of-a-kind ornament, food drive benefiting Give2Get-bring a non-perishable holiday dinner item and receive a raffle ticket for a special prize. At 8pm, Rosewood Band will perform along with the fire spinning FireTechs. Too much fun for one night.

Date: Friday, December 20th

Time: 6pm

Place: Third Degree Glass Factory – 5200 Delmar Blvd

SweaterParty Ugly Sweater Run: Celebrate the holidays with an ugly sweater 5K. The start line will have huge inflatables, photo stations, and holiday music. Once you’re on the course, you’ll find holiday themed stations at every mile. Replenish at the good ol’ fashioned hot chocolate station. When you’re finished, join the post run festivities with your choice of Sam Adam’s Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard Hard Cider, plus awards for best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, worst sweater, and best sweater. Registration is $44. All runners will receive a custom vintage knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate, 2 Winter Lagers, and a mustache. A fun race with snow blowers, Clark Griswold’s front yard, and the biggest Santa inflatable around is happening this Saturday.

Date: Saturday, December 21st

Time: 11am

Place: Forest Park – 5595 Grand Blvd

pancakes with santa Pancakes and Pictures with Santa: Bring the whole family for a delicious pancake breakfast followed by pictures with Santa. Pictures will be $5 and you will receive them before you leave. In addition, canned goods are being accepted for a needy family. Looking for a gift for a Harley fan? Go get some pancakes and shop at the same time. They’ll even gift wrap your items for free.

Date: Saturday, December 21st

Time: 9am-12pm

Place: Harley Davidson – 3600 Lemay Ferry Rd

farmersmarket Schlafly Winter Market & Holiday Fair: This 2nd annual event will feature 4 Seasons Baked Goods, Baetje Farms, Black Bear Bakery, Blue Heron Orchard, Centennial Farms, Deep Mud Farm, El Chico Bakery, Esther’s Honey, Farrar Out Farm, Grandma’s Nuts, Ivan’s Farm, Kakao Chocolates, Marcoot Jersey Creamery, Missouri Grass Fed Beef, Murray’s Orchard, Ozark Forest Mushroom, Salume Beddu, Sunflower Savannah. Come get local produce, meat, cheese, baked goods, and other locally-made specialty products. In addition to shopping, they’ll be serving Brunch starting at 9am (full menu available at 11:00). Enjoy a Coffee Stout or a Bloody Mary while shopping.

Date: Saturday, December 21st

 Time: 9am-1pm

Place: Schlafly Bottleworks – 7260 Southwest Ave

stl symphony STL Symphony & Holiday Festival Chorus: Enjoy your favorite carols, a visit from Santa and holiday music performed by the STL Symphony and Holiday Festival Chorus. Tickets are $25-$65.

Date: Sunday, December 22nd  (also playing Dec. 20 & 21)

Time: 2pm

Place: Powell Hall – 718 N Grand

nutcracker The Nutcracker: The Missouri Ballet Theatre is performing the classic Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. Dozens of local children will be joining the performances. Tickets are $25 to $40.

Date: Sunday, December 22nd (also playing Dec. 20 & 21)

Time: 2pm & 6pm

Place: Edison Theatre at Washington University – 6445 Forsyth Blvd


In addition to the Nutcracker and STL Symphony performances, there are tons of other great Christmas concerts happening in St. Louis this weekend. And don’t forget about the fabulous light displays.


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